KYO ROLL EN BANGKOK10.58.00
When in Bangkok and if you happen to be a huge fan of Matcha: GO TO KYO ROLL EN!
more details here). Even though the vibe they're giving me is really Japanese, after a short research online and asking my Bangkok foodie friends about KRE, they are not actually from Japan, but is inspired with the matcha culture in Japan, particularly Kyoto. I have never been to the other 9 outlets before because I always end up coming back to their Siam Square One outlet (first floor) since I love the Siam area and it's near the main shopping centers like Siam Paragon and Central World, honestly it's not hard to travel around Bangkok it's just the traffic jam that's pretty tiring.
Tap water to wash your palate after glimpse of sweets!Mango Tango I have reviewed before, it's located at the lobby level of the mall and located at the back area of the mall. PS if you want to check some cute cafes out there are also B Duck Cafe and Hello Kitty Cafe located around the area as well.
Me and my friends ordered some of their best selling desserts here and two of them happened to be new menus.
Zen Roll Set - 219 baht (IDR 82k or $6)
This type of dessert has always been around in store, but they - as most Thai F&B people - just freaking creative. The set consist of bamboo charcoal roll with creamy and tasty matcha cream filling, served with twist of matcha-bamboo charcoal soft serve in a bamboo plate, matcha sauce and homemade sweets. Overall it was very delicious while not cheap for Bangkok standard. I have always loved their soft serve and I couldn't see myself complaining after three times here (they say three times a charm), the roll cake texture was soft, pillowy with the perfect density to cater the smooth and creamy matcha cream filling. I did not fancy the sweets not that they're not good but I don't think they are extremely necessary here. Leave me alone with the roll cake, the ice cream and the sauce and we're fine for the day :p.
Texture on point. I like how each did not overpower one another. The matcha was sweet with just a tiny bit of bitter in it and the bamboo charcoal, well as most of them would feel, mostly vanilla with an illusion of black sesame.
Raindrop Mizu Mochi - 135 baht (IDR 50k or $3.8)
The question is will I re-order this when I am here? I am not sure about that because my priorities will always be their soft serve and roll cakes. This is just a fun and cute dessert that I'd love to take pictures at, post in occasionally on my Snapchat and Instagram, but personally wouldn't be my favorite.
What do I really like from Kyo Roll En if you ask me? On the very first visit here, I obviously had a great experience that made me came back for more. I think they make beautiful ice cream for the eye and the palate, especially the matcha flavor where you can spot the authenticity, and after the third visit: CONSISTENCY! Consistency is a rare thing these days especially for new cafes opening, and it's important for business owners to do so because it shows the quality and "seriousness".
Three times a charm, but definitely not the last! See you when I see you Kyo Roll En!
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Kyo Roll En - Siam Square One
254 Phayathai Road
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330
Opening hours: 10 AM-10 PM
Average spending for two: 500 baht (IDR 200k or $17)
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